Annual Distinguished Guest Lecture Series

    Upcoming Topic:

    Considering Trauma Assessment and Treatment for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Thursday, March 16, 2023

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    Distinguished Guest Speaker:
    Jean B. Mankowski, Ph.D.
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    UNC Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities
    Trauma is experienced at a higher prevalence rate in individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities than in their typically developing peers, yet individuals with developmental disabilities are less likely to receive timely appropriate supports and services. This session will include information about recognizing signs of trauma in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (with and without intellectual disability) and the appropriate steps for screening and evaluation.  Evidence based practices to address trauma response and other behavioral health needs of individuals with ASD will be reviewed.  
    Continuing Education Credits:
    CARD Albany is an approved provider for the following continuing education credits:  School Psychologists (NASP), NYS  Licensed Social Workers (LMSW & LCSW) ,Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE), NYS Licensed Mental Health Counselors, and NYS Licensed Psychologists. This presentation is  eligible for a total of 2 contact hours. Please see website for further details.  CEUs can be purchased for a $5 fee online, with registration.
    General certificates of attendance will be provided for all participants.

    The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD Albany) offers these seminars AT NO COST to participants living in New York State through a grant from the New York State Education Department. The funding is administered by  The Research Foundation for SUNY.

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    Past Lecturers and Topics


    2022 Guest Lecturer: Nirbhay N. Singh, Ph.D.

    Medical College of Georgia
    Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Augusta University

    Lecture Topic: Mindfulness and Autism


    2020 Guest Lecturer: Lawrence Scahill, MSN, Ph.D.

    Director, Lurie Center for Autism
    Nancy Lurie Marks Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

        2019 Guest Lecturer: Lawrence Scahill, MSN, Ph.D.
    Professor of Pediatrics, Emory School of Medicine
    Director of Clinical Trials, Marcus Autism Center
    Lecture Topic: Autism and Anxiety
    Katarzyna Chawarska, Ph.D.

    2018 Guest Lecturer: Katarzyna Chawarska, Ph.D.
    Yale University School of Medicine

    Lecture Topic:  Advances in Early Screening and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders

        2017 Guest Lecturer: Matthew Siegel, M.D.
    Spring Harbor Hospital and Maine Medical Center, and Tufts University School of Medicine
    Lecture Topic: Medication Management for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
        2016 Guest Lecturer: Kevin Pelphrey, Ph.D.
    Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, George Washington University
    Lecture Topic: Searching for Neuroimaging Targets for Interventions in ASD
        2015 Guest Lecturer: Michael Cuccaro, Ph.D.
    Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami
    Lecture Topic: The Genetics of Autism Spectrum Disorder
    David Amaral, Ph.D.
      2014 Guest Lecturer: David Amaral, Ph.D.
    UC Davis MIND Institute
    Lecture Topic: What Neuroimaging has Taught Us About the Brain in Autism and Progress in Understanding the Neurobiology of Autism

    2013 Guest Lecturer: Warren R. Jones, Ph.D.
    Emory University School of Medicine, and Marcus Autism Center
    Lecture Topic: Understanding How Children with ASDs Experience the Visual World

        2012 Guest Lecturer: Ami Klin, Ph.D.
    Emory University School of Medicine, and Marcus Autism Center
    Lecture Topics: New Research on Social Engagement Deficits in Young Children with Autism: Implications for Clinical Practice; DSM-V, Definitions, Realities, and Real Science We Need.
        2011 Guest Lecturer: Robert T. Schultz, Ph.D.
    Center for Autism Research, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Lecture Topic: Progress in Identifying the Biological Foundations of the Autism Spectrum Disorders: Evidence from Genetics and Brain Imaging
        2010 Guest Lecturer: Stephen J. Sheinkopf, Ph.D.
    Brown Alpert Medical School
    Lecture Topic: Autism in Infants and Toddlers: Implications for Families and Policy
        2008 Guest Lecturer: Anthony Malone, M.D
    Department of Pediatrics, Albany Medical Center
    Lecture Topic: Identification and Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Loisa Bennetto
      2007 Guest Lecturer: Loisa Bennetto, Ph.D.
    University of Rochester
    Lecture Topic: Communication in Autism: A Neuropsychological Perspective
    Luke Y. Tsai, M.D.
      2006 Guest Lecturer: Loisa Bennetto, M.D.
    University of Michigan Medical School
    Lecture Topic: Rational Use of Medications in Autism Spectrum Disorder
        2005 Guest Lecturer: Michael Cuccaro, Ph.D.
    Duke University and Medical Center
    Lecture Topic: Autism: Risks & Etiology, The Integration of Clinical and Genetic Heterogeneity